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Society

Asian Canadians call for end to anti-Asian racism and protection for sex worker

Asian Canadians are calling for an end to anti-Asian racism and for more to be done to protect sex workers and migrants after eight people, including six Asian women, were shot and killed in Atlanta, Georga on Tuesday. On Wednesday, »

Health, Indigenous, Politics

Feds give $2M for Indigenous program fighting racism in healthcare

The federal government is allocating $2 million to two Indigenous organizations in Quebec to help them in their fight against systemic racism faced by First Nation communities in the provincial health system, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller announced Wednesday. The »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Canada to remember victims of mosque attack and fight Islamophobia

The government of Canada intends to mark a special day to remember the six people killed in a terrorist attack on a Quebec City mosque and to further action against Islamophobia. On January 29, 2017, a young man stormed the »

Politics, Society

Survey: Canadians concerned with online hate speech and extremism

Canadians are concerned about the rise of online hate speech and extremism, according to a new survey conducted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Abacus Data. The survey, published Monday, was conducted with 2,000 Canadian residents from Jan. 15 »

Society

Interview|Minister discusses Anti-Racism Program and discrimination in Canada

The Liberal government highlighted 16 Quebec anti-racism projects on Friday aimed at removing systemic barriers faced by Indigenous peoples, racialized communities, and religious minorities in the country. The projects are part of a $15-million Anti-Racism Action Program which funded 85 local, »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Quebec order of nurses denounces ‘racism’ against dying Indigenous woman

Two days after a dying Indigenous woman broadcast a Facebook Live video appearing to show her being insulted and sworn at by hospital staff in a Quebec regional hospital, the provincial order of nurses has come out with a statement »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Death of Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital being investigated

The circumstances of the death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, at a hospital in Joliette, Qc., on Monday night will be investigated, according to an announcement from Quebec’s coroner’s office Tuesday.  Echaquan, a mother of seven, died shortly »

Indigenous, Politics

Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism, commits to change

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized for the systemic racism in the justice system, including policing and the courts.   In a press release Tuesday, the premier acknowledged those institutions have not been just for many and apologized for the harm, »

Society, Sports

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba speaks out against racism during NHL restart

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to kneel for the American national anthem on Saturday, during the first day of the league’s restart. Dumba, who was born in Regina and half-Filipino, is one of »

Society, Sports

CCM Hockey endorse Akim Aliu, commits to promote diversity in hockey

CCM Hockey, a designer and manufacturer of hockey equipment announced on Tuesday an endorsement agreement with the former National Hockey League player, founder of the Time to Dream Foundation and co-chair of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, Akim Aliu.  The Canadian »